Archive for November, 2012

Intelli-Zone ST-10C Cross Cut Shredder Review

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Intelli-Zone New United ST-10C Cross Cut Paper ShredderI’m going to be frank. When it comes to office deskside shredders out there, a lot of them are garbage and are barely worth the plastic they’re made from. I have used everything from over the can shredders to the local Wal-Mart special without much luck. The problem is that many of these shredders are made using the cheapest parts available and they just aren’t up to par with the paper we need to shred resulting in catastrophic failures. One deskside shredder that I have personally used, and I feel is up to the challenge, is the Intelli-Zone New United ST-10C (found here). This is my review.

The New United line of shredders, by Intelli-Zone, feature a very modern design and all share several features in common. While aesthetics ultimately doesn’t make the shredder work any better, I still consider it important, as it is a “piece of furniture” that you have to look at. The New United shredders, including the Intelli-Zone ST-10C, have eye-pleasing curves and colors that look great. The ST-10C even includes a nice blue LED light in the shred bin that turns on when the shredder is running. This blue light pours out of the bin’s window adding to the ambiance.

One thing I really like about the Intelli-Zone ST-10C is that it actually shreds what it says it can. How many times have you used a shredder that said it could shred “X” amount of sheets, but could barely handle 60% the amount? I have certainly had that issue. The ST-10C handles all 10 sheets without struggling. It can probably even handle more. Because it has load protection, it will actually stop and back the paper out if you put too much in. This means where other shredders would choke, jam and break, the ST-10C protects itself from suffering over feeding damage. This is pretty cool.

The Intelli-Zone New United ST-10C shreds paper in a Level 3 cross cut pattern. This is the most recommended pattern for standard office shredding and is both HIPPA and FACTA compliant. The particle sizes measure in at 3.9mm by 50mm. The particles fall into a 4-gallon bin that can be easily emptied by simply pulling it out front of the shredder. A window makes it easy to see how full the shredder is and it will automatically let you know when the bin is full by stopping the shredder and indicating “bag full” via an LED light on the top.

Another thing I really like about the ST-10C is that it can also be used to shred optical media such as CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays. It can also shred credit cards and will handle staples and paper clips. I personally recommend shredding any optical discs you need to discard as a CD or DVD can hold volumes more data than a stack of paper.

While everything I have mentioned about is excellent, my favorite feature about he ST-10C is the noise level. Cross cut shredders cut paper multiple times, often generating more noise than a strip cut shredder. The ST-10C has noise baffling technology that muffles the noise down to a pleasing 55 decibels. This shredder really is quiet, and I noticed this when using it. A quiet shredder makes an excellent office shredder and also ensures happier co-workers around your desk.

Here is a video demo of the ST-10C being used and operated:

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In conclusion I would like to say that the Intelli-Zone ST-10C is an excellent value. I rate it a solid 5 out of 5 stars. The New United line of shredders by Intelli-Zone are available in 8 different models and can all be found here. At ABC Office we offer hundreds of different shredders. You can find our entire lineup of paper shredders here.

Please feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788 with any questions. We have over three decades of experience with office machines and are more than happy to answer your questions.

Intelli-Fold IF300 vs. the Martin Yale P7200 Paper Folding Machine

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Intelli-Fold IF300 Paper FolderIf you’re a small business and are looking around for a cheap automatic feed paper folding machine, you have several options to choose from. Martin Yale and Intelli-Fold both make some very affordable machines that can be used for the tabletop folding of letters, invoices, brochures and more. Two of the most popular entry-level paper folding machines is the Intelli-Fold IF300 (found here) and the Martin Yale P7200 (found here). So which of these two machines should you use with your business?

At first glance, you may want to simply go with the Martin Yale simply due to the slightly lower price. There is a lot more than price, however, when it comes to a paper-folding machine. You might be surprised just how much more you can get for just a few more dollars.

So what do these two machines have in common?

  • Martin Yale P7200 Paper Folding MachineBoth the IF300 and the P7200 can be used to create a half fold (aka single fold), accordion fold (aka Z fold), letter fold (aka C fold) and a double parallel fold.
  • Folding speeds are very similar.
  • Both feature a compact tabletop design.
  • Both use manual setup folding plates.
  • Both can be used with 8 ½” x 11″ paper.

What do these two machines not have in common?

  • The IF300 can be used with thicker 50# index paper.
  • The IF300 has a digital display with a paper counter.
  • The IF300 has a variable speed motor.
  • The IF300 can be set up to fold a specific amount of sheets.
  • The IF300 has a feed tray that holds up to 100 sheets of paper, double the capacity of the P7200.
  • The IF300 feature stand and catch tray that allows it to be used anywhere on a desk.
  • The P7200 uses an overhanging catch tray requiring the machine to be used on the edge of a table or desk.
  • The P7200 has a multi-sheet bypass slot that allows for multi-sheet folding of up to 3 sheets of paper.

While both are great entry-level machines, my recommendations to customers is if you don’t need the multi-sheet folding capabilities of the Martin Yale folding machine, I recommend going with the Intelli-Fold IF300. It is a better overall machine and I think it is a better value for your money. If you have any questions about  the Intelli-Fold IF300, please give us a call at 1-800-658-8788. You can find our entire lineup of paper folding machines here.

Top 4 Best Countertop Corner Rounders in Town

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Top 4 Best Corner RoundersWhen it comes to lopping the corners off of paper, you probably want the best corner rounder (found here) for the dollar. Luckily companies like Lassco and Akiles produce some of the best corner rounders available, bar none. These are corner rounders that feature a great build quality, are highly customizable and take the labor out of high-capacity corner cutting. We offer four models that I feel you will like. These are machines that I have personally used and operated.

While all four of these corner rounders are excellent machines I have a personal favorite, the Lassco CR-20 (found here). It just works well and makes cutting corners so easy. I will go into more detail regarding is pros along with other corner rounders. Here is my top 4 list:

Top 4 Best Countertop Corner Rounders in Town

  1. CR-20 Corner RounderLassco CR-20 Cornerounder (found here) – This is my personal favorite. It features a compact design and works great on a table, desk or counter. It has a long lever that you push down to begin cutting the corners. A socket, found at the corner of the handle, holds a cutting die. This die is what does all the cutting. The CR-20 comes with one die and can be used with a variety of different sizes. One reason I really like this model is the fact that I never have customer service issues with it.
  2. Lassco CR-50B Corner RounderLassco CR-50B Cornerounder (found here) – This corner rounder is essentially a CR-20 on steroids. The reason you would want to use this corner rounder over the CR-20 is if you are cutting larger sheets of paper. It features a larger cutting base and a slightly longer handle for additional cutting leverage. Like the CR-20, the CR-50B also uses socket-loaded cutting dies and can be used with 1/8″, ¼”, 3/8″ and ½”. Other special dies are also available.
  3. Akiles Diamond-1 Corner RounderAkiles Diamond-1 Corner Rounder (found here) – Akiles makes some of our best binding machines and their corner rounders aren’t half bad either. While I think the CR-20 has a beefier cutting die, the Diamond-1 is an excellent alternative. It also can be used with several different cutting dies and comes with a ¼” die. The handle on the Diamond-1 is particularly easy to use thanks to an ergonomic handle.
  4. Akiles Diamond-5 Electric Corner RounderAkiles Diamond-5 Electric Corner Rounder (found here) – This is the only countertop electric corner rounder that I am aware of. Electric is ideal if you are rounding the corners on thousands of documents per day. The Diamond-5 has nearly a 2″ cutting capacity. While floor models are great machines, the convenience of a countertop model can’t be beat and this machine’s compact design helps save on space. It can be used with four different sizes of cutting dies.

Each of these four models are excellent products and I have no problem recommending them. They will each hold up with daily use and are all quality machines. If for any reason you have a question, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-658-8788. We are more than happy to help you out. You can find our entire selection of corner rounders here.

Top 5 Best Space Heaters for the Office

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Office Space HeatersIf you’re office is cooling down with the onset of winter, but don’t want to set the place ablaze, you may wan to consider using one of our economical and safe Soleus Air space heaters (found here). We offer several different micathermic, halogen and radiant heat space heaters. As is the case with all of our Soleus Air products, these space heaters are made from the highest-quality parts. Here are a few that you may want to consider using.

At ABC Office, we offer an excellent selection of space heaters for the office. These space heaters are designed to take the bit off the cold, especially in an office or home environment. One of the nice things about Soleus Air heaters is that they are designed from the ground up to save on energy (R-410A Eco Friendly), which is great for the environment and for your pocketbook. While you always need to take safety into account, these heaters are designed for safe indoor use.

Here is a list of what I consider to be 5 of the best space heaters available. Keep in mind that while they are not necessarily the cheapest, they are the best. With quality in mind, these shredders should easily hold up for years to come and all feature a one-year warranty.

Top 5 Best Space Heaters for the Office (sorted by price – lowest to highest)

  1. Office Space HeatersSoleus Air MS-09 Oscillating Radiant Heater (found here) – This heater uses radiant reflective heating technology (glow orange) that quickly warm the place up. The radiating heat, along with oscillation, quickly warm the place up. The MS-09 plugs into any standard outlet. It is Double Safety protected.
  2. Soleus Air HM1-10-32 Micathermic Heater (found here) – This office heater is excellent to place next to a desk and sits on mobile casters for easy positioning. It features a slim design, provides instant heat and is silent. For added safety, it includes a tip-over safety switch and overheat safety protection.
  3. Soleus Air HR1-08R-21 Haologen Heater (found here) – If you need direct personal heat in an office environment, this is a great desktop heater to use. It is safe and healthy to use, not to mention energy efficient!
  4. Micathermic Flat Panel Office Space HeaterSoleus Air HM2-15R-32 Micathermic Flat Heater (found here) – If you need quick and fast heat with energy saving technology, this is the heater to use. It can be wheeled next to your desk or cubical for instant heat. This heater radiates heat that is both comforting and healthy. It includes a 12-hour auto off timer and features a digital display and convenient remote control. It is designed to be extremely safe to use and even includes overheat safety protection. It is easy to position and it looks great in an office environment.
  5. Soleus Air HGW-308R Wall-Mounted Micathermic Heater (found here) – If you need to quickly warm up an entire room, this is the heater you will want to use. It utilizes convection heating technology and is designed to provide instant heat without drying out the air. It is completely silent as no fans are utilized. It includes a digital display and a remote control for very convenient operation. This is excellent for an office room or a room in the home. It feature double safety protection.

These heaters are all some of the best you will find for use in an office. They will keep you comfortable, improving work efficiency, while saving on energy. Consider one for your office! Please call us at 1-800-658-8788 with any questions regarding our lineup of Soleus Air office heaters. You can find our entire selection of office space heaters here.

Time Clocks Made in the USA

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Time Clocks Made in the USAThere has been a recent rise in customers’ desire to purchase products made in the USA. This is due in part to country pride and in part to the fact that products made in the USA often feature better build quality and support. If you’re shopping around for a time clock, you may want to consider buying one that is made in the USA. Acroprint (found here) manufactures a couple of their time clocks right here in the USA. Here are just a couple American-made time clocks you may want to consider using in your company.

If you are looking for “American Made,” the Acroprint Model 125 (found here) and Acroprint Model 150 (found here) are the two models you want. They don’t feature the latest in digital technology, but they do feature decades of time tested mechanics that are known to easily withstand some of the toughest work conditions. Both of these time clocks feature an analog face and utilize traditional punch-style time cards. Chances are that you have used one at some point in your life.

  • Acroprint Model 125 – This time clock features an analog clock face that shows the time. The card is inserted horizontally into the machine, lining up the appropriate cell with the red indicator line, after which the button on the top of the machine is pressed to actuate the stamp. The Model 125 is capable of handling thousands of print registrations on a daily basis, making it a very tough little time clock. The typewheel inside the machine can be ordered in different configurations, depending on the needs of the business. This includes data such as the day of the week, hour and minute. This is one of the most popular punch card time clocks that we offer.
  • Acroprint Model 150 Time ClockAcroprint Model 150 – The Model 150 is very similar in setup and operation to the Model 125. The biggest difference is that no manual button pressing is required. The Model 150 features a durable automatic print. Simply insert the card horizontally, line up the cell and push it into the machine to register a print. Like the Model 125, the Model 150 can be ordered with a variety of different typewheel configurations including different languages like Spanish.

Regardless of the version you get, just keep in mind that both of these clocks are made in the USA and are the most rugged time card clocks you can buy. They are excellent for use in a small, medium or even large-size business. Battery-operated versions of both are available upon request. Just give us a call at 1-800-658-8788 for more information. Also feel free to call us with any time card or attendance related questions. We have decades of experience with employee time clocks and would love to help you out.

We also offer a great selection of time clocks that utilize biometric technology, proximity cards, pin number keypads and much more. You can find our entire selection of employee time clocks here.

Can A Binding Machine Handle Clear Covers, Card Stock and Chipboard?

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Intelli-Bind IB850 Electric Comb Binding MachineI recently had a conversation with a customer who was buying a comb binding machine (found here). They asked me if the comb binding machine they were looking at could be used to punch non-standard paper items such as clear covers, card stock and chipboard. While capacities can vary from machine to machine, my answer to them was yes. I did have a few bits of advice, however, that you should take into account when punching thicker materials with your binding machine.

  • Binding Clear Covers (found here) – Most wire, coil and comb binding machines can handle clear covers. All binding machines have a maximum sheet capacity that they can handle. This sheet capacity is based on standard 20# bond paper. Because clear covers are made of a different material and are sometimes thicker, you may not be able to punch as many at a time. I recommend you start by punching just one clear cover to start with. See how that goes and increase the amount until it starts to become difficult. The most important thing is to not strain the binding machine.
  • Book Binding CoversBinding Card Stock (found here) – Card stock, often called binding covers or report covers, are often used on the back and sometimes the front of a bound document. As is the case with clear covers, I recommend that you scale the punching back to just one sheet until you can get a feel for how your machine handles it. Most binding machines can handle card stock. I have punched everything from paper-based card stock up to synthetic polypropylene covers without issue. I have even punched laminated paper without a problem. If you are concerned your card stock cover may be too thick, send in a sample and we can test it out.
  • Binding Chipboard (found here) – Punching chipboard with your binding machine can be iffy depending on the machine and how thick the chipboard is. The chipboard we offer is about 20 mils thick (0.021″), which is thin enough that most binding machines can handle it. The only downside is that some people out there offer some very thick chipboard that will not work with all machines. As far as chipboard is concerned (unless you are buying ours), I recommend sending in a sample to have tested prior to making a binding machine purchase.

The best thing about using clear covers, card stock and chipboard for binding books is you can add your own touch and personality to the finished product.  Most book binding machines are very versatile and you shouldn’t have any problem. We stock much of what we sell, so please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-658-8788 to have your samples tested or to ask a question. You can find our entire selection of binding machines here.

Carnation CR3 Mixed Bill Currency Discriminator & Counter Review

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Carnation CR3 Mixed Bill CounterHave you ever wanted a machine that not only counted bills, but also provided you with the total dollar value of the stack? Most money counting machines can’t do this. You usually have to settle with the total number of bills. While this is adequate for most businesses, some need the ability for a machine to count and add mixed bills. One of the best mixed bill counters is the Carnation CR3 (found here).

Many businesses and retail stores deal with cash registers that have pre-sorted drawers for different denominations of bills. In those situations, a standard money counting machine is more than adequate. In those situations, however, where bills are not pre-sorted, trying to determine how much money is at hand can be a task in and of itself. This is where the Carnation CR3 finds its mark. Take your stack of $1, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 bills and throw them all in the hopper.

The hopper on this machine has a 200-bill capacity. Simply put your bills in, tell the machine what you want done and let it start pulling through the bills. A bright LCD screen on the left side of the machine will then begin to display data from the count with a total piece and a total value. While this counter does a great job of totaling bill amounts, it also isn’t a half bad machine. This machine can be set up for batch counting, adding multiple stacks and much more.

The Carnation CR3 mixed denomination currency value counter is often found in banks, casinos and credit unions. It features a tabletop design, allowing it to be easily placed on any table, desk or counter. The motor itself runs at a fast 500 to 1100 bank notes per minute. In comparison with other “standard” money counters, this is right on par with other machines out there. When compared to other currency discriminators out there, the CR3 is easily one of the most affordably priced.

Not only does it count bills, but it also features counterfeit detection technology. This is a must-have feature for banks, casinos and businesses. As the bills are run through the CR3, it scans them using UV (Ultraviolet), MG (Magnetic) and IR (Infrared) technology. If a fake bill is detected, the Carnation CR3 will immediately stop and notify the operator. This can be a huge money saver and can ultimately save thousands of dollars.

So is this a machine you may want to consider in your own office? If you don’t need the dollar value to be added up, you may want to consider using a standard bill counter. This isn’t because the CR3 is a bad machine, but a standard money counter (which provides total quantity amounts) is a lot less money. If you do need the total value of a stack, this is the best option available and it is literally thousands of dollars less than comparable machines.

Please feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788 with any money handling questions. You can find our entire selection of money counting machines here.

Shrink Wrap Machines for Stacks of Paper

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Shrink Wrap Stacks of PaperIf you are filing away stacks of paper, invoices and other material from previous years, one great way to keep that paper protected is by shrink wrapping it. Shrink wrap provides a barrier from pests, dust, moisture and other damaging elements. Even better, shrink wrap helps keep paper bundled together, makes it easy to move around and makes it easier to organize. This is a process we use here at ABC Office. So which machine (found here) should you use to package your stacks of paper?

Shrink wrap machines come in a variety of shapes and sizes, depending on what you are packaging and how much you are packaging. The two most common shrink wrap tools people use for packaging paper is I-bar sealers and shrink wrap systems. Here is what the two systems consist of:

  • I-Bar Sealers (found here) – This is a type of shrink wrap machine that uses a single straight bar to cut a line through film. The bar cuts the film and seals the edge shut. While I-bar sealers can be used with shrink bags, most people use centerfold shrink film (found here) to package paper. The centerfold film is affordable, only requires two passes of the bar and is excellent for packaging volumes of stacks of paper. Once the I-bar has been used to cut the film around the paper, a heat gun is used to shrink the film down. I-bar sealers are probably the most common machines used by small to medium-size businesses for shrink wrapping old documents, invoices and other paperwork.
  • Shrink Wrap Systems (found here) – Shrink wrap systems are designed for higher-volume packaging than your standard I-bar sealer. They use what’s known as an L-bar to seal the film The L-bar is designed to seal two sizes of the film, essentially completely sealing the paper in a single pass. Most shrink wrap systems include a heat tunnel either integrated or to the side of the machine. Heat tunnels shrink film at a much faster speed than your standard heat gun.

Shrink Wrap SystemsSo what size of machine should you use? You will need to measure the paper to determine the sealing width dimensions. What you will need is the width and the height of the paper. I recently had a conversation with a customer that was packaging 12″ x 18″ paper that was about 4″ high. Sealing length with I-bar sealers isn’t such a big deal as the length of the product can be as long as the film roll is. What’s really important is the sealing width. So follow this formula when shopping for an I-bar sealer:

Width + Height + 2″

So for a 12″ x 18″ sheet size at 4″ tall, you would take 12″ + 4″ + 2″, which is 18″. So in this situation, the customer needed an 18″ I-bar sealer.

When shopping for a shrink wrap system (L-bar sealer), you will need to take the width and length into account.

What kind of film should you use? Centerfold shrink film, which is what you use for shrink wrapping paper, comes in two types of materials. The first is PVC and the second is Polyolefin. PVC film isn’t food safe, but since you are packaging paper that doesn’t matter. Here are a couple of things to consider between the two film types:

  • Centerfold Shrink Wrap FilmPVC Film (found here) – PVC film in most cases is going to be the cheaper of the two. If cost is an issue, you may want to consider using PVC film for packaging paper. Most people use 75 gauge film for packaging paper, however, if you are packaging over 2″ of paper, you may want to consider thicker 100 gauge film. PVC film is more brittle than Polyolefin film and can break in situations where Polyolefin film will stay together.
  • Polyolefin Film (found here) – Polyolefin film is rising in popularity for packaging paper for many reasons. For one, polyolefin film is more pliable and has more give for bundling large stacks of paper. Second, Polyolefin gives off fewer odors when heat is applied, making Polyolefin more desirable for packaging in enclosed places.

Regardless of the machine you go with, shrink wrap film is by far one of the most economical and long term tools for packaging and storing away paper. The film is clear, making enclosed paper easy to see, and you can easily write on it with a magic marker. If you are packaging invoices for a specific month and year, simply write on the film what the stack of invoices contains. It makes paperwork organization easy.

Please feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788 with any questions about packaging paper for storage purposes. We use shrink wrap here at ABC office for filing away paperwork and are more than happy to provide you with tips and advice. You can find our entire selection of shrink wrap machines here.

How Long Does Vacuum Sealed Meat Last in the Freezer?

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Vacuum Food Sealers Have you ever pulled food out of the freezer, thawed it out and tried to eat it only to bit into it and taste utter disappointment? That bland, moldy and almost synthetic like taste is what’s commonly referred to as freezer burn. That is what happens when you try packaging food using a ziplock bag. If you really want to preserve your food, along with the taste, you should be using a vacuum sealer (found here). So how long does meat last once it has been vacuum packed and tossed in a freezer? This is a good question and one that I will answer in this article.

Freezers really are amazing food preservation tools. Imagine, just a few hundred years ago people had to dig a hole in the ground and fill it with snow (if available) just to provide a slightly cooler place to keep their food. Salting and smoking food wasn’t much better. The biggest downside to freezers is that they have a tendency to drain the flavor out of food. Over time, food begins to draw in flavors of other products in the freezer along with the bland taste of the freezer itself.

The best way to protect food against freezer burn is to vacuum seal it. The vacuum seal barrier literally locks out air and prevents other flavors and moisture from breaching the barrier. Most of our Minipack vacuum sealers will remove 99.9% of the air from the bag, allowing the frozen food to taste just as fresh thawed as it was when it was initially packaged. Some people even create entire meals and vacuum seal them for later cooking such as Sous Vide.

So how long can a freezer keep meat fresh and unspoiled? It really depends on the cut and type of meat. Keep in mind that uncooked meat typically lasts much longer than cooked. Here is a list of some types of meat and their general lifespan in a well-maintained freezer. I am including the time for vacuum sealed and non vacuum sealed.

Cooked Meat Times

  • Poultry – Up to 4 Months
  • Beef – Up to 3 Months
  • Hot Dogs – Up to 2 Months
  • Stew – Up to 3 months
  • Lunch Meat – Up to 2 months

Uncooked Meat Times

  • Bacon – Up to 1 month.
  • Sausage – Up to 2 months
  • Hamburger – Up to 4 months
  • Steaks – Up to 12 months
  • Chops – Up to 6 months.
  • Roasts – Up to 12 months.
  • Poultry – Up to 1 year.

Uncooked & Vacuum Sealed

  • Beef – Up to 3 years
  • Pork – Up to 3 years
  • Poultry – Up to 3 years
  • Lamb – Up to 3 years
  • Fish – Up to 2 years
  • Hamburger – Up to 1 year
  • Ground Meat – Up to 1 year

Do you notice how much longer meat lasts in the freezer when it is vacuum sealed? This is because there is no contact with oxygen or air, resulting in a much longer lifespan. Vacuum sealed food can last up to 3-5 times longer than non vacuum sealed food. The taste of the food, for obvious reasons, is also much better after a long period of time.

Be sure to write a date on the outside of the vacuum-sealed meat to provide you, or whoever will be cooking the food, an idea as to how old it is.

The government’s FoodSafety site (found here) has a great list of products and their refrigerator and freezer storage times.

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Please feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788 for information on vacuum sealing machine. We have been selling external and chamber vacuum sealers for over a decade and can provide you with detailed and useful information on selecting an appropriate machine. You can find our entire lineup of vacuum sealers here, external sealer bags here and chamber vacuum sealer bags here.

Intelli-Fold DE-112AF Paper Folding Machine Video Demo

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Intelli-Fold DE-112AF Paper Folding MachineIf you are interested in the Intelli-Fold DE-112AF (found here), or if you simply want to see an in-depth video of a paper folding machine, you’re in luck. We just finished filming, editing and making live a video for the DE-112AF. This is currently one of our best-selling paper folders due to its great low price and reliability. The video is about nine minute long and I will be posting it directly in this post.

There are many reasons why the DE-112AF is so popular. To begin with, it costs less than $1,000 (as of this article), it includes a powered exit conveyor with stacking wheel, has an adjustable speed motor and features an impressive 500 sheet capacity. Having used this machine myself, and having seen the end results, I have to say this is by far one of the best manual setup paper folding machines we offer. It is an upgraded version of the DE-102AF.

The DE-112AF just recently had a few new features added designed to help make setup easier.  This includes the addition of indicator lights and dedicated on / off buttons. The lights on the side of the machine now let you know when the cover is properly closed, when the two folding plates are properly seated and when the feed tray is full or empty. Knowing the folding plates are correctly seated helps to eliminate paper jams.

Here is the video demo of the Intelli-Fold DE-112AF:

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As you can see from the video, this is a very versatile machine. I have personally used it to create letter folds, accordion folds, half folds and gate folds. One thing I find impressive is how accurate the skew is. The edges of the fold line up very well and the crease is straight and even. It is about as professional a fold as you can get. This type of machine is excellent for folding invoices, bills, letters and more.

Because the folding plates are so customizable, it is easy to create custom folds. Simply loosen the screws on the folding plates and play around with them. It is easy to make variations of the letter and accordion fold. It can be used with paper ranging in size from 3/5″ x 5″ up to 8.5″ x 14″ and it handles paper thicknesses from 16# bond up to 50# index.

The  build quality on this machine is excellent and much better than many comparable machines. The outer shell is made of plastic, but the folding plates and most of the internal components (including the chassis) are made of metal. It is extremely easy to service and very easy to clean. We have a Service Department here at ABC Office that can provide support and parts if needed.

Please feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788 if you have any questions about the DE-112AF. You can find our entire selection of paper folding machines here.

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